Originally Posted by XKWISIT1
If you are just replacing the transmission fluid, then it is just a matter of taking a 14 mm wrench and removing the transmission drain plug bolt. It is located on the bottom of the transmission pan. Toyota vehicles do not have transmission filters to replace. It is just a matter of dump and fill. It should take 3.5 liters of type T4 fluid. I usually use a container that allows me to see the measured amount of fluid that was removed. That is the way I have been doing it at the dealership for years.
Actually, when changing the fluid, it is good to take the bottom of the pan off as well after draining through the drain plug, in order to change the filter and pan gasket.
This is because there is a lot of fluid that will remain if you don't take the pan off. Also, you will be able to see if there are any metal filings that you should be worried about in the future (tranny coming apart???). You should clean completely the inside of the pan, noting the place of the magnets. Magnets need to go back exactly!!!! where you found them. Those magnets also need to be cleaned.
By cleaned, I mean wiped off.